Stay away from Brighton urges council leader

Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 10:17 pm

Tourists have been urged to stay away from Brighton and Hove this weekend by council leader Nancy Platts as she spoke about the city’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Councillor Platts said: “Usually we welcome visitors to Brighton and Hove but this weekend we’re asking people to stay away from our city.

“We are a city that is used to being open and welcoming to all and visitors are part of what makes the city the popular, vibrant place it is.

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“But this is not the time to travel to Brighton and Hove. We need you to stay at home.”

Councillor Platts said that the playgrounds in parks and many shops would be closed.

She added: “Social distancing is imperative and we all need to play our part in supporting our NHS workers battle this virus.

“Please don’t travel to Brighton and Hove this weekend or any time until we know it’s safe for you to do so.

“We can’t wait to be able to welcome everyone back but now is not the time.”

Her message came on the day when 2,129 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Britain, the biggest one-day rise, taking the cumulative total to 11,658. The number of deaths rose by 115 to 578.

In Brighton and Hove 25 coronavirus cases have been confirmed along with 57 in West Sussex and 22 in East Sussex, making 104 across Sussex as a whole.

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    I am staying in Hove! Cannot imagine when I shall go to Brighton again. Next year?

  2. Jan sayera Reply

    Hopefully our police force will be robust in enforcing their powers if seen to do this the message will get through it’s done for demos football etc. our rates are high and every house hold pays towards our police to keep us safe

  3. penelope b-c Reply

    hope people stay away – they would not like it if we went in numbers to burgess hill, crawley etc

    • James Reply

      O yes we would!

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